Current positions: Board member of Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association (Director).
Brief experience: I have lived in the area all my life having only moved away briefly to go to University before returning to live and work. I started Inspire2Adventure along with my husband Paul offering outdoor adventure activities in 2001. I have continued to grow and develop Inspire2Adventure to become a multi-activity outdoor adventure provider offering visitors the opportunity to experience the adventurous side of the area. Along the way, I have learnt how important it is for a small business to collaborate with others, embrace social media & digital marketing, the importance of networking, and to effectively manage finance.
Key skills: Finance, business development, social media, collaboration & networking.
Reasons for being a board member: I have been a member of the Association since 2005 and am keen to not only raise awareness of the area to encourage more visitors, but for locals to experience activities and attractions on their doorstep. I would like to promote collaboration, increase membership, help develop the area as a destination, events, and campaigns.